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MyJTC - Resident Mentor Internship Announcement

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The UCLA Equity and Access Studies in Education Project (EASE Project - Prof. Robert Cooper, Director) seeks outstanding undergraduate students for participation in the My Journey to College 9th Grade Summer Scholars Program (MyJTC). The program trains students to work as resident mentors (RM) for rising 9th grade students during a four-day residential program at UCLA. The goal of the program is to provide rising 9th graders from historically underserved and marginalized communities with the academic and social opportunities to position themselves for college eligibility. RMs will work with summer scholars to develop a college-going disposition, share personal anecdotes about the challenges and rewards of attending college (specifically UCLA), facilitate discussion sessions, and guide scholars throughout the four-day program. RMs will work alongside chaperones in ensuring the safety, learning, and growth of approximately 20 summer scholars. Additionally, RMs will live in the residential halls with the summer scholars and serve as a conduit for information between the chaperones, summer scholars, and program supervisors.

Undergraduate students serving as RMs will gain exposure to the needs and concerns of students from historically underserved and marginalized backgrounds. To this end, the program seeks candidates with a high degree of maturity, motivation, and commitment, as well as a genuine desire to help the summer scholars succeed.

In addition to an extraordinary experience with underprivileged youth, students will receive a $400 stipend, lodging in the UCLA residential halls for the four days and three nights of the program, and meals during the program and training days.

RM appointment begins on July 9, 2018 and ends on July 22, 2018. Training takes place on July 9-17, 2018. It is imperative that RMs are available during the entire duration of the internship experience to participate in
the training and program.


The MyJTC Program is looking for undergraduate students with excellent interpersonal skills who take a genuine interest in mentoring youth, particularly those from historically marginalized communities. Previous
experience working with youth or serving as a resident advisor preferred, but not necessary. 

Filing an application:

To submit an application, please follow this link:

Additional Questions:

Please contact Dr. Robert Cooper (easeproject@gseis.ucla.edu) with any questions
or comments you might have. For additional information, please follow this
link <https://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/teacher-education/capp/Pages/mapping-your-journey-to-college.aspx> for a video that documents the MyJTC 2017 experience.